Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
is trying to make sure people have food for the holidays. >> rob fladeboe reports on the holiday food program. >> reporter: serving a record number of people. they are doing it again. the first of an estimated 3200 families waited in the rain monday for a holiday food box. >> 40 pounds of food. turkey, chicken or ham. trying to make sure they have enough into january. >> reporter: most of the people are at or below the poverty line and can't afford such a holiday meal. they expect to provide a food box for all who signed up their toy distribution program is short and made a call for new donations. >> short on teen gifts. teens are hard to buy for. but we especially need a book for every child, especially the older child and gift cards to target or something like that so they could by a shirt they want. >> reporter: the need for help exists year round, not just during the holidays and despite the improving economy here many of these people are still out of work and are left behind. in san jose, rob fladeboe, kron 4 news. >>> san jose state has a new football coach and hockey back in sa
Dec 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
stick-ups. they pulled up a gun and robbed toll takers on the bridge. they happened ten times between last year and this past may. these men committed theft three of those ten. >> we just knew from past experiences, people esteeming cars -- stealing cars, or they have been convicted in the past, and surveillance led to name of people involved. >> in each case, these robberies were done with use of force or fear and a threat of violence. >> officials say police are still investigating the seven remaining cases. >>> a deadly accident in san jose that left one person dead. the residue from police flares marked the spot where it happened. a pedestrian was struck and killed as he jay walked. >> a dark-colored suv or a van struck the victim as he was crossing the roadway. >> the nearest crosswalk is 100 yards up the street. and neighbors say many people seem to be in the habit of just jay walking on this fast-moving 4-lane road. there have been other accidents in the area, but this is the first pedestrian fatality in recent memory. >>> daily parking fees at bart stations could go up soon.
Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
tried to rob the restaurant earlier this afternoon. and barricaded himself inside with two female hostages. one woman was released and able to walk out on her own. another woman ran free when swat teams opened fire and detonated concussion grenades. the gunman was shot. his condition has not been released. >> a controversay brewing on the u-c berkeley campus. between the student government and the salvation army. kron four's philippe djegal explains why some students want bell ringers banned from the university. >> if the uc berkeley government has of their way you will never receive the salvation army runners on campus ever again. and i think it has gone too far i would disagree with the band. and i think that the student body is discriminating against the salvation army. >> last month passed a resolution of the discriminatory practices of the salvation army and want to end the presence of the organization's donation containers on the uc- berkeley campus. students have mixed opinions >> and i think that if it is dividing the campus. >> from my stance, i believe that christians sh
Dec 11, 2012 11:00pm PST
, reliability and ways to connect. rethink possible. >>> police are searching for suspect who is robbed a man at gun point in san francisco. these are pictures and video from sfpd's new online social media tool. it's called the lineup. it shows one of the suspects beating the victim with a pistol and a second joins in. both fled in a newer model silver dodge charger. anyone with information is asked to contact the san francisco police department. >>> detectives in pleasant hill say a copy cat criminal may be to blame for the latest pipe bomb ♪ outside a school there -- incident outside a school there. it was found outside pleasant hill elementary school monday. it did not go off, but this was not the only case. jr stone has details. >> hard to fathom somebody wanting to do something like this to such young children. >> reporter: sid is a grandmother whose little one goes to the pleasant hill school where a pipe bomb was found in the bushes on monday, news still fresh in the minds of many. >> a school where kids what are? 10? 12 tops? it's a real sick individual. that's all i have to say.
Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm PST
for a man who robbed a bank belmont shortly after noon today on walston avenue. these are photographs taken from the surveillance video. authorities say the suspect entered the bank, demanded money from a teller before running off. nobody was hurt. employees describe the suspect as a white male adult between the age of 25-35 years old, 5'9" to 6'0" tall. >>> if you think it's cold right now, wait until tomorrow morning! we enter a freeze warning in effect, 3:00 am for the north bay valleys eric frost -- a frost advisory for pretty much the rest of the bay area. frost forming on your wirnlds is certainly a -- windshields is certainly a possibility. frigid conditions for napa and santa rosa. 32, at freezing for concord, 37 expected in oakland. i'll walk you through futurecast in my next report. >>> gun sales are back following the connecticut shooting. we'll have details. and a sacramento woman who says mushrooms are growing in her moldy apartment. hey, look! a shooting star! make a wish! i wish we could lie here forever. i wish this test drive was over, so we could head back to the dealershi
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
something. >> we are going to grab some pizza. >> week robbed some hot dog, because we're hungry. we just-grabbed--a hot dog... banta went to h & m, and victoria's secret. >> the good news is that there is is still time to grab your caps. alecia reed kron 4 >> a deadly head-on crash on highway 1-0-1 killed a novato man this afternoon. it happened north of the central san rafael off ramp. c-h-p say the novato man lost control of his car and hit a call box and then veered sthrough all 3 lanes. they say he went over the center divider and hit a car in the southbound lane. there were 2 kids and 2 adults in the other car. they were transported to the hospital suffering moderate injuries. c-h-p is still investigating what caused the man to lose control of his car. >> for the ban of assault weapons protested in san francisco this afternoon. members of the brady campaign laid on the cold concrete of justin hermin plaza earlier today. the brady campaign and others like them are mobilizing to keep the dialogue following the connecticut school shooting in the forefront of their fight to ban assault
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
robbed more than a year ago. yet she says she's never filed a report here at the oakland police department. but that in this case, some of the neighboring businesses did. in oakland, philippe djegal, kron four news. >> ooakland city leaders continue to battle a big jump in a crime. and today they laid down a new plan on how to do that. as previous plans to stop the violence this year -- have seemingly failed. there have been 127 homicides in oakland this year -- up 21-percent from the same period last year. 210 rapes -- up 23-percent. nearly 4-thousand robberies -- a 23-percent increase. and more than 12-thousand burglaries -- a jump of 44- precent. the first move. recruiting oakland residents to assits in a neighborhood policing program. the second step. bringing in a consultant to take a look at oakland's police department. kron four's jeff bush tells us who this high profile consultant is.and why his big city credentials could help bring down violent crime in oakland. >> reporter: bill bratton is the big name in the list of consulatants hired by opd. his carreer in policing h